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Replacement radiator

my radiator has taken a bashing from stones etc with it being located where it is and the fins are looking worse for wear, losing some coolant (approx from max to min about every 2 months). I now have some mesh in front which will offer some protection. Decided its time to put the old one out of its misery and buy a new one.

I have a 1999 1.1 abarth sei.

What are the aluminium ones like. I've seen a fair few on ebay and they look reasonably priced.

are 0.9 and 1.1 radiators interchangeable?

are seicento and cinquecento radiators interchangeable?

and does SPi and MPi make a difference?

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Re: Replacement radiator

i put an ebay one in the non turbo and its been fine and cooling improved drastically though the old rad was well fooked.
think the only difference in rads is for the MPI seis though im not 100%
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i put an ebay one in the non turbo and its been fine and cooling improved drastically though the old rad was well fooked.
think the only difference in rads is for the MPI seis though im not 100%
doh! everything is bloody different for us MPI's!
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Re: Replacement radiator

IIRC its down to the cooling fan or summat.
stop whinging,you know you wanted a cinq really
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IIRC its down to the cooling fan or summat.
stop whinging,you know you wanted a cinq really
yer, so bloody bad! put parents say no
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lol. at least you MPi owners have had a reduction in your car tax

shame the rads are in such a vunerable place eh?
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yeah but its really the only way in such a small bay whilst keeping the airflow benifits
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lol. at least you MPi owners have had a reduction in your car tax

In Jan mine was 125 :S I thought the older car that worked on the engine size rather ran CO2 were cheaper?

I did have a link to a UK rad supplier that were about 45 delivered, about the same price as eBay and you prob get better returns/support etc...sadly i can't hunt the link right at the mo. If I find it, I'll let ya know if interested.

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Re: Replacement radiator

Yeah Mpi rad is slightly bigger so if cooling a problem it may be worthwhile fitting one of those as has a few extra rows on it from what I can see in comparing them side by side, not had the MPi one off so can't say for sure.

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PS yes newer MPi Sei are dearer to insure 125 a year instead of 110 on Cinqs etc
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Re: Replacement radiator

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In Jan mine was 125 :S I thought the older car that worked on the engine size rather ran CO2 were cheaper?Kristian
my colleague has a 1.1 sx a 2002 one and she had a 5 reductoin on her car tax. how confusing, maybe thats compared to what it was previously then
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Ah, I think the SX has lower emmissons and therefore falls into a lower bracket. The sporting Mpi puts out a fair bit more CO2 compared to the SX, due to the ECU i guess, as most of the rest is the same.

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